How to choose the right accountants in Northampton

by | Jun 2, 2023

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect accountants in Northampton, there are several things to keep in mind. Our friendly team work from an office based in Billing Road, so we’re perfectly positioned to help you out, whether you’re a local or coming from a bit farther away.

Here are some top considerations to kick-start your search.

1. Close and convenient

Think about whether having an accountant nearby is important to you. While it’s handy being able to swing by The Peg & Wig for a quick bite before meeting up, or end a numbers-filled afternoon by walking home through Abington Park, don’t forget to consider whether face-to-face meetings are a top priority.

2. Industry experience

Look for an accountant who has worked with businesses similar to yours. Whether you’re in healthcare or hospitality, corporate finance or construction, or something else entirely, an accountant who knows the ins and outs of your industry can offer valuable insights and advice to tackle your unique challenges and opportunities.

3. Grow together

Make sure the accountant you choose can keep up with your business as it expands. Check out the range of services they can offer, and see how they can stretch with you. You might need someone to take payroll off your plate now, for example, but benefit from management accounts in future. Being sure that your chosen firm is up-to-date with modern tech, like cloud accounting, can also save you time and money down the line.

4. Stellar reputation

Don’t be afraid to ask for recommendations from fellow professionals, business owners, and friends. Take a peek at the accountant’s website, scour testimonials, and see if there are any relevant case studies to read up on. Online reviews can give you a good feel for their track record, and whether or not you’re in good hands.

5. Personal connection

Have a chat with the accountants you’re considering and see if you hit it off. You want to work with someone who not only knows their stuff but also makes you feel comfortable. Chemistry is key to a successful partnership — which is why we’re always happy to spend time speaking to clients before we start working together.

Meet the Cottons Northampton team

We have a strong team of senior accountants here with a wealth of specialised knowledge. So no matter how small your question may be, they’re ready to help out.

By keeping the five points above in mind, you’ll be well on your way to finding accountants in Northampton who’ll understand your business and help you thrive. To get started, take a look at our senior team in the Northampton office.

Meet Will Smart

Will is our Managing Partner, leading the Cottons Group business for all offices.

If you choose Will Smart as your accountant, you’re in for a treat. He’s got over 20 years of experience in the field and knows how to handle even the most complex businesses. With his keen attention to detail and sharp analytical skills, he’ll make sure your financial reporting is spot on and your tax planning is efficient. The most valuable service you’ll get is strategic financial advice and clear roadmaps on how to achieve your goals.

Meet Dan Roberts

Dan plays a crucial role in expanding Cottons into the thriving Milton Keynes area and advises the motorsport and engineering businesses around the Silverstone Technology Cluster. He firmly believes that working in partnership with clients is the key to bringing clarity to the numbers and driving business success. When you choose Dan, you can expect a collaborative approach that goes beyond crunching numbers, helping your business thrive in every way possible. In some cases, just being a good accountant is not enough — having first hand industry experience is the key.

Meet Sarah Randall

Sarah’s client portfolio spans across various industries, allowing her to offer tailored solutions to each unique business. She also specialises in Solicitors Accounts Rules, having worked with many legal firms and professionals over the years. She is particularly known for her professional and straightforward approach, providing clients with direct, no-nonsense guidance to achieve their financial goals.

Meet Sarah Kite

Sarah is a standout accountant known for her approachable nature, intuitive insights, and aversion to accounting jargon. As a member of the local BNI and a strong advocate for the growth of the Northampton business community, Sarah’s commitment to her clients’ success is evident. Choose Sarah for clear communication, and exceptional expertise.

Meet Callum James

Meet Callum James, an exceptional tax manager specialising in complex tax matters. With extensive expertise and a keen eye for detail, Callum is the go-to professional for saving you money. His dedication to outstanding service and expert insight makes him the ideal solution for effective tax planning. Clients value his friendly and approachable nature, making the working relationship a pleasure. Trust Callum to navigate complex tax matters and optimise your financial savings.

Meet Charles Hill

Charles is known for his exceptional skills and dedication to client satisfaction. As a qualified accountant, he brings a high level of proficiency to his role. Charles also specialises in complex audit work and advises medium to large sized businesses that are looking to expand. Trust Charles to handle your accounting needs with precision and care, guiding your business towards financial success.

To meet the rest of the team, visit our team page.


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If you’re curious about how we can help you, please reach out: our team is very keen to hear from you.

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